LCS Mission Module programme progresses
The two systems – the Knifefish UUV and Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) – are the part of the Mine Countermeasures Mission Package (MCM MP), which uses a system-of-systems approach to target specific portions of the water column and segments of the MCM detect-to-engage sequence.
During integration testing, the communications link between Knifefish and UISS and Independence was verified, and the platforms executed multiple launch and recovery evolutions from the ship.
The LCS Mission Module programme office will continue to incrementally deliver MCM MP systems to the fleet in advance of the formal MCM MP initial operational test and evaluation events beginning in 2021.
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